The story of In & Out Plants

Monday, 01 May 2017

Merging indoors and outdoors and making the garden into a second home, or extending your interiors outwards, is a popular trend. Calla Lily, Campanula, Cockscomb, Balloon Flower and Lily fit perfectly with this: fabulous houseplants that can be placed both inside and outside and hence join the two together in a natural way.

Congratulations to all efig Leaf award winners 2017

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The presentations of our Leaf awards took place on Friday 21st April at the Conservatory Terrace at the Barbican. The event was sponsored by Koberg.

Following a new format, the afternoon event started with an inspiring talk by professional international speaker Steve Clarke of Eureka Selling. Everyone was intrigued by the story of his dog Trevor and how his video went viral - it's all about knowing your audience (or customer). Trevor was the dog who bounced while watching last year's John Lewis Christmas ad of animals bouncing on the trampoline.

Clematis the Garden Plant for April

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Hardy lavishly blooming climber
Climbing and trailing plants are very popular and also space-saving for smaller gardens. Clematis, a well-loved climber, is ideal for this. If you have a wall, shed or pergola, Clematis will provide good coverage and offer a beautifully coloured display for a long time.

5 film scenes which make inspiring use of plants

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Most of you will have seen the many reviews of efig ambassador, Ian Drummond's book At Home with Plants. (Our's is coming soon!) This latest one, in Film & Furniture, took a rather different approach.

April Houseplant of the Month: Banana tree

Thursday, 06 April 2017

The story of the banana tree 
Many people are familiar with the banana tree (Musa) from exotic trips and holidays, since they grow everywhere in hot regions, from Tenerife to Indonesia and from Thailand to Mexico. Although it’s called a banana tree, what looks like a trunk is actually overlapping widened leaf stems which together create the apparent trunk of this perennial plant.

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